Alfred P Sloan Journal

Alfred P Sloan Journal - Alfred P. Sloan, Jr. Discussion...

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Alfred P. Sloan, Jr. Discussion Points 1. What can we learn about Ford’s and Sloan’s views on leadership by analyzing how they approached their companies? Was one approach necessarily better or more successful than the other? 2. Gardner describes similarities between du Pont’s and Sloan’s background and personality. They both attended MIT where they learned about science and engineering, and they were skilled “organization builders (136).” In what ways, if any, did their training in science and engineering contribute to their later success in business? What particular skills did Sloan transfer to the domain of business? 3. If Sloan wasn’t “remarkable” during his childhood or early adult years (p. 134), what personal traits and qualities resulted in his creating one of the greatest corporations of the 20 th century? 4. Gardner also calls him one of the “most influential fashioners of the story” that would explain the modern world and the role played by big business in it? (p.
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